Figuring out where to place porta-jons for an event often becomes a tedious ordeal. Many factors play into smart placement of portable restrooms for an event – poor positioning often leads to frustration and complaints from patrons.
When planning the placement of a temporary restroom, first consider the location. Place the restroom on a dry and level area to avoid sinking and tipping problems. Porta-pottys also need to offer easy access to a truck coming to unload them – plan accordingly.
Consider the accessibility of your temporary restroom to your patrons. Keeping them centrally located or strategically located along a worksite or event area helps patrons find a porta-potty when needed.
Another major factor at play involves the visibility of temporary restrooms – they quickly become eyesores when placed next to major attractions or work spaces. However, hiding porta-pottys from view makes finding a restroom difficult for patrons. Using signs to clearly indicate out-of-sight bathrooms helps give you the best of both worlds.
Strong winds often catch and tip porta-jons if measures are not taken to prevent mishaps. Placing a temporary restroom against a wall or fence prevents accidents and injuries related to falling.
Events expecting large crowd sizes need restrooms set outside of potential congested areas. Keeping long restroom lines and odors away from crowded areas helps improve the flow of congested areas and patron experience.
Finally, place temporary restrooms within walking distance of food vendors. Remember to position them downwind to prevent restroom odors from making their way into concession areas.
When in doubt about where to position porta-jons, the experienced team at C&W Portables can help. We specialize in planning out temporary restroom accommodations according to your specific event needs.